AWARDS

EMPA Australia Awards for Excellence in Communication
Winners & Highly Commended

The Annual EMPA Awards for Excellence in Emergency Communication have been established to recognise those who have made a significant contribution to emergency communications in Australia.

The Australian EMPA Awards were presented via live webcast during this year’s conference. 

 

For emergency communication – Readiness and Resilience

A project or activity that contributes to improved community preparedness and / or resilience.

ENTRIES

ABC Emergency – CSA project for fire, flood, cyclone

Community Resilience Team, Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley Flood Risk Management Directorate, Infrastructure NSW  and NSW State Emergency Service – Flood resilience in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley – a partnership approach

SA Country Fire Service – Media and Communications Unit – Bushfire Ready Campaign 2020

SA CFS Bushfire Ready Campaign 2020 video

For emergency communication – Response

Communicating effectively during an emergency response.

ENTRIES

NSW Rural Fire Service Public Information Unit – NSW Rural Fire Service Public Liaison Unit

ABC Emergency – CSA project for fire, flood, cyclone

For emergency communication – Recovery

Supporting the recovery of a community impacted by an emergency.

ENTRIES

Vantastic

ABC Melbourne – The Conversation Hour – Week long series of Live Broadcast from Gippsland

Clarence Valley Council – Communicating in Recovery

For media

In-depth and balanced coverage of a topic that increases public understanding of a hazard or an emergency response.

Comprehensive and accurate reporting before or during an emergency response, contributing to public safety.

ENTRIES

ABC Gippsland – ABC Gippsland, your emergency broadcaster

Sydney Morning Herald (bushfire team) – Combining clarity with compassion: Reporting the extreme bushfire season of 2019-20

ABC Weather – Kate Doyle – Coverage of the 2019-2020 summer for ABC online

ABC Queensland – ABC QLD broadcasting of 2019 bushfires

ABC NSW (Radio, News and Regional) – ABC NSW coverage of the NSW bushfires

For published research that advances emergency communication by

Improving community preparedness and/or resilience

Increasing the effectiveness of communication during an emergency response;

Enabling agencies to better support communities recovering from an adverse event.

ENTRIES

QUT and the Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC – Effective risk and warning communication during natural hazards – Addressing conflicting cues during natural hazards: lessons from emergency agencies

Curtin University, University of Western Australia, and the Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC – Enabling sustainable emergency volunteering –  Motivations, experiences and emotions: being an SES volunteer

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KEY DATES

  • 2 June 2021EMPA Australia Conference
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